The Zumper real estate site ranked Boston on Thursday as the fourth most expensive place to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the country this summer. At a median cost of $2,340 per month, Boston trails just San Francisco ($3,500 per month), New York ($2,900), and San Jose ($2,550).
But, some neighborhoods in the city saw bigger changes than others, according to Zumper’s summer 2018 rent map.
Both Allston and Dorchester had the fastest-growing rents last quarter. In Allston, the median rent increased 8 percent to $1,850 per month for a one-bedroom, while in Dorchester, it rose 6 percent to $2,050. To determine the median rent, Zumper analyzed active listings.
But not every neighborhood faced an increase.
Roslindale saw the biggest drop; the median rent was down about 6 percent to $1,700 per month.
It’s no surprise that the South Boston Waterfront ($3,100 per month) and downtown ($3,050) were the most expensive places to rent a one-bedroom this summer. Mattapan ($1,550 per month) was the least expensive, dropping below Hyde Park ($1,800).
The median rent in Boston’s neighborhoods:
Back Bay ($2,760)
Beacon Hill ($2,500)
East Boston ($1,800)
Hyde Park ($1,800)
Jamaica Plain ($1,950)
Longwood Medical Area ($2,260)
North End ($2,250)
South End ($2,690)
South Boston ($2,800)
South Boston Waterfront ($3,100)
West Roxbury ($2,025)